October 2018

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31
Oct
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Championship at National Derby won by BHS graduate

The winner of the 2018 National Dog Derby Championship, held in Sedalia, MO, Oct. 8-12 was “Seasides Got To Get Up And Try (Pink)”

The winner of the 2018 National Dog Derby Championship, held in Sedalia, MO, Oct. 8-12 was “Seasides Got To Get Up And Try (Pink)”.  The owner and handler for the dog is professional trainer Robbie Knutson (second from left), a graduate of Benson High School.  Robbie, wife Mikki (Kindelberger), formerly of Ortonville, and their children live in Evans, GA.  Robbie is the son of Randy and Joanne Knutson of Benson, and the grandson of Elsie Kill and Gloria Knutson, both of Benson.  “Pink” and owner Robbie will also be featured in the December issue of Retriever News.  Submitted photo.

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Wed
31
Oct
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McGee falls just short of state berth

JayEven McGee came within eight seconds of qualifying to the State Meet.

The Benson-KMS boys and girls cross-country teams competed at the Section 6A Cross-Country Meet at NLS, Thursday night.  As expected, Staples-Motley and West Central Area dominated the meets, while Benson-KMS placed 10th in the boys competition and 18th in the girls.

Just missing out on a state berth was Benson senior JayEven McGee, who ran a time of 17:05 over 5,000 meters (about 3.1 miles), which placed him 15th overall, just one place and eight seconds away from qualifying to state. McGee, who had the top time in six of nine meets for Benson-KMS this season, had a season-best 17:36 earlier this year before bettering that by 31 seconds at the section meet.

Wed
31
Oct
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Saints earn berth in 4A finals with 28-12 win over Kimball

Dylan Rudningen (22) was held out of the end zone by Kimball, but Alex Call and Titian Norton combined for three passing touchdowns during the Saints’ 28-12 win over Kimball Area, Saturday.

The KMS Saints earned a 28-12 win over Kimball Area in the Section 4A semifinals, Saturday in Murdock, advancing the Saints to the section finals set for 5:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2 at St. John’s University against second-seeded Lester Prairie-Holy Trinity.

Last year, the sixth-seeded Saints upset third-seeded LP-HT in the opening round of the section tourney, 26-7, before falling to second-seeded Mayer Lutheran in the semifinals, 42-7.

Kimball Area did its best to keep 2,000-yard rusher Dylan Rudningen in check, but it forgot about the KMS passing game, which came through with four passing touchdowns, including three from quarterback Alex Call to Titian Norton.

Kimball Area, which fell to KMS earlier this season 45-33, held leads of 6-0 and 12-7, but the Saints scored the final three touchdowns of the game to rally for the win.

Wed
31
Oct
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Braves end season with 33-13 loss at Minnewaska

Adam Zosel (32) runs for a short gain wi th the help of blocks from Jacob Wolter (78), Alex Wrobleski (65), Hunter Gonnerman (44), Alden Syltie (77), and others.

The Benson football team was eliminated for the season with a 33-13 loss at Minnewaska Area in the Section 5AA quarterfinals last Tuesday night.  The Braves were seeded seventh in the 7-team section, and the Lakers were seeded second.

The two teams also met up in the regular-season finale, six nights earlier, with the Lakers also winning that game 45-0.  This time, the Braves were in the game through halftime before Minnewaska Area expanded a 19-0 halftime lead to 33-0 on the first play of the fourth quarter.

“Overall, we played much better than our regular-season game against them one week earlier,” Benson coach Scott Gonnerman said.  “It still hurt our passing game not having Will Enderson at quarterback (injury), but we did get Jared Knutson back from an injury, and having three practices before the playoff game helped us.”

Wed
31
Oct
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SUMMONS

SUMMONS

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF SWIFT
IN DISTRICT COURT
EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
TYPE OF CASE: No. 14 OTHER CIVIL
Action to Determine Adverse Claims
File No. 76-CV-18-546
ESTATE OF JAMES W. AUST,
    Plaintiff,

vs.

All known heirs of James W. Aust (deceased),
all known beneficiaries of the James W. Aust
Revocable Trust, and all other persons unknown
claiming any right, title, estate, interest, or lien
in the real estate described in the complaint
herein.

    Defendants.
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THE STATE OF MINNESOTA TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS:

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31
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SUMMONS

SUMMONS

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF SWIFT

Case Type Indicator No. 14 (Adverse Possession)
IN DISTRICT COURT
EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Court File No. 76-CV-18-537
ASSIGNED TO:
Honorable David L. Mennis
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Larry Larson,                                Plaintiff,                
vs.                            

Lillian Bartelheimer, a/k/a Lillian Hagen-Bartelheimer,
f/k/a Lillian Hagen, and also all other persons unknown
claiming any right, title, estate, interest, or lien
in the real estate described in the complaint herein.

Wed
31
Oct
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST

NOTICE OF PUBLIC ACCURACY TEST
 
  The City of Benson will hold a public accuracy test of the electronic voting system to be used at the November 6th General Election. The test will take place at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 5th, in the Benson City Council Chambers, 1410 Kansas Ave.
 
Dated: October 29, 2018
 
/s/ Terri Collins                         
Mayor
Attest: /s/ Glen Pederson              
City Clerk
10-31-1c
 

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31
Oct
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Vote Your Principles, Not A ‘Personality’

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Swift County Monitor-News

 

After the 2016 election, we were talking to a man about how he had voted. He said in 2008 that he voted for Democrat Barack Obama for president. In 2012, he didn’t vote at all. In 2016, he voted for Republican Donald Trump but said he could have voted for Vermont liberal Democrat Sen. Bernie Sanders if he would have been on the ballot.

We thought, “What does this man believe in?”

He was bereft of political or social principles. His political affiliation was based on the shallow cult of personality. Whoever excited him at election time got his vote, not because of what he or she stood for, or the candidate’s vision for leadership.

When you go to the polls next Tuesday, will you vote for what you believe in, or will you vote for a person who just might tear down all that you hold dear?

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29
Oct
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Marvin G. Bengtson

Marvin G. Bengtson

MARVIN G. BENGTSON
February 12, 1938 • October 23, 2018
 
Marvin G. Bengtson, 80, of Willmar, Minnesota (formerly of Sunburg) died Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at Bethesda Grand in Willmar.  

Funeral services were 1:30 p.m., Monday, October 29, 2018, at Mamrelund Lutheran Church in Pennock.  Burial was in Lebanon Cemetery in New London.  Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church, Monday.  

Marvin Glen Bengtson was born February 12, 1938, in Swift County, Minnesota, the son of Emmanuel and Anna (Halls) Bengtson. He grew up in the Kerkhoven/Sunburg area, attending country school and helped farmed with his family.

Marvin was united in marriage to Sybil Halleland, September 18, 1960.  They divorced after over 20 years of marriage.  They purchased a farm in the Sunburg area where Marvin farmed and raised livestock, retiring in 2008.

Fri
26
Oct
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Appleton demo bids rejected

Swift County’s Board of Commissions voted unanimously to reject the two bids it had received for the demolition of three dilapidated buildings in Appleton at its meeting Tuesday, Oct. 16.

It also moved to re-advertise the project with a new set of specifications for the job.

It wasn’t what low bidder Dennis Larson, president of MAAC, Inc., in Montevideo wanted to see from the county board. He believes the decision to rebid the job with his bid already public will lead to some outside company, perhaps one from the Twin Cities, to now come in and get the bid.

Larson’s displeasure with the county board goes back to its approval of the bid of T&K Kennedy Excavating, Inc., of Benson, at its Sept. 4 meeting despite it being $40,000 higher. Kennedy’s bid was $217,080 while MAAC’s was $177,112.

Commissioners cited two reasons for taking Kennedy’s bid over MAAC’s. They said it was more detailed and that Kennedy was local (a county taxpayer.)

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